Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Master’s in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 600 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914]. Her grants examine the epidemiology, outcomes, and genetics of atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She is Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial group, and Women’s Faculty leadership programs. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she serves on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update..
She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, and the 2016 Population Research Prize. She serves the AHA as Science Representative to the National Board of Directors and Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard College, AB
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • 2 experiential semin
  • DOM

Publications

  • Published on 2/5/2019

    Clark D, Cain LR, Blaha MJ, DeFilippis AP, Mentz RJ, Kamimura D, White WB, Butler KR, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Butler J, Correa A, Benjamin EJ, Hall ME. Cigarette Smoking and Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 05; 8(3):e010674. PMID: 30672360.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Benjamin EJ, Bhatnagar A, Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM, Stokes A. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 01; 2(2):e187794. PMID: 30707232.

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  • Published on 1/31/2019

    Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Das SR, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Jordan LC, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, O'Flaherty M, Pandey A, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Turakhia MP, VanWagner LB, Wilkins JT, Wong SS, Virani SS. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 Jan 31; CIR0000000000000659. PMID: 30700139.

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  • Published on 1/23/2019

    Ellervik C, Roselli C, Christophersen IE, Alonso A, Pietzner M, Sitlani CM, Trompet S, Arking DE, Geelhoed B, Guo X, Kleber ME, Lin HJ, Lin H, MacFarlane P, Selvin E, Shaffer C, Smith AV, Verweij N, Weiss S, Cappola AR, Dörr M, Gudnason V, Heckbert S, Mooijaart S, März W, Psaty BM, Ridker PM, Roden D, Stott DJ, Völzke H, Benjamin EJ, Delgado G, Ellinor P, Homuth G, Köttgen A, Jukema JW, Lubitz SA, Mora S, Rienstra M, Rotter JI, Shoemaker MB, Sotoodehnia N, Taylor KD, van der Harst P, Albert CM, Chasman DI. Assessment of the Relationship Between Genetic Determinants of Thyroid Function and Atrial Fibrillation: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jan 23. PMID: 30673084.

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  • Published on 1/21/2019

    Karnik AA, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Breast cancer and atrial fibrillation-A malignant combination? Heart Rhythm. 2019 Jan 21. PMID: 30709773.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Weir IR, Marshall GD, Schneider JI, Sherer JA, Lord EM, Gyawali B, Paasche-Orlow MK, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Interpretation of time-to-event outcomes in randomized trials: an online randomized experiment. Ann Oncol. 2019 Jan 01; 30(1):96-102. PMID: 30335127.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Lin H, Lunetta KL, Zhao Q, Mandaviya PR, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Joehanes R, Levy D, van Meurs JBJ, Larson MG, Murabito JM. Whole Blood Gene Expression Associated With Clinical Biological Age. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Jan 01; 74(1):81-88. PMID: 30010802.

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  • Published on 12/11/2018

    Choi SH, Weng LC, Roselli C, Lin H, Haggerty CM, Shoemaker MB, Barnard J, Arking DE, Chasman DI, Albert CM, Chaffin M, Tucker NR, Smith JD, Gupta N, Gabriel S, Margolin L, Shea MA, Shaffer CM, Yoneda ZT, Boerwinkle E, Smith NL, Silverman EK, Redline S, Vasan RS, Burchard EG, Gogarten SM, Laurie C, Blackwell TW, Abecasis G, Carey DJ, Fornwalt BK, Smelser DT, Baras A, Dewey FE, Jaquish CE, Papanicolaou GJ, Sotoodehnia N, Van Wagoner DR, Psaty BM, Kathiresan S, Darbar D, Alonso A, Heckbert SR, Chung MK, Roden DM, Benjamin EJ, Murray MF, Lunetta KL, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT. Association Between Titin Loss-of-Function Variants and Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA. 2018 12 11; 320(22):2354-2364. PMID: 30535219.

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  • Published on 12/3/2018

    Pulit SL, Weng LC, McArdle PF, Trinquart L, Choi SH, Mitchell BD, Rosand J, de Bakker PIW, Benjamin EJ, Ellinor PT, Kittner SJ, Lubitz SA, Anderson CD. Atrial fibrillation genetic risk differentiates cardioembolic stroke from other stroke subtypes. Neurol Genet. 2018 Dec; 4(6):e293. PMID: 30584597.

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  • Published on 11/23/2018

    Fricker ZP, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. Liver Fat is Associated With Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Analysis of Data From the Framingham Heart Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov 23. PMID: 30476583.

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